1325–75; Middle English
< Medieval Latin influentia
stellar emanation, equivalent to Latin influent-
) + -ia -y3
; see -ence
influenceable, adjectiveinfluencer, nouncounterinfluence, noun, verb (used with object), counterinfluenced, counterinfluencing.interinfluence, verb, interinfluenced, interinfluencing.noninfluence, nounoutinfluence, verb (used with object), outinfluenced, outinfluencing.overinfluence, verb (used with object), overinfluenced, overinfluencing.preinfluence, nounreinfluence, verb (used with object), reinfluenced, reinfluencing.superinfluence, noun, verb (used with object), superinfluenced, superinfluencing.uninfluenced, adjectiveuninfluencing, adjective
Can be confused
sway, rule. See authority
impress, bias, direct, control. 8.
incite, rouse, arouse, instigate, induce, persuade.